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Bruce David Wilson

November 16, 1952 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 68)


Bruce David Wilson, 68, of Coudersport, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Bruce was born on November 16, 1952 in Lansdale, the son of the late Donald J. Wilson and E. Lorraine (Sprouse) Gerhart.  He married the former Ruth Ann Hedrick on April 2, 1970 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.

Bruce was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1970.  Bruce owned and operated Wilson Appliance Sales & Service, with his wife, for 40+ years. Earlier in life, Bruce was active with the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association and the Coudersport Fire Department.  He loved antique cars, especially 1960’s models, and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and CORSA.  

Surviving in addition to his wife Ruth Ann of Coudersport; is a son, Christopher W. Wilson (Gus Kulawiecz) of Coudersport; brothers, Don (Kathy) Wilson and Brian (Kathy) Wilson both of Ft. Myers, FL; Terry (Stephanie) Gerhart and John Gerhart both of Coudersport; a sister, Hope (Frank) Giordani of FL; step-brothers, Samuel Gerhart of FL and David Gerhart of PA; a brother-in-law, Bill (Diane) Hedrick, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. 

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by a son, Shane Wilson, a step-father, Samuel Gerhart and his parent-in-laws, G. William and Helen Hedrick.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport. A private burial in Woodland Cemetery will follow.

The family suggests contributions in Bruce’s name be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 15 East Third Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Boy Scout Troop 536 c/o Mike Delp, 88 Southwoods Road, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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